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Nimbus Old Monkeyshine - Nimbus Brewing Company

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86
very good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is an exceptional example of a true, traditional-style English Pub beer. Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is medium bodied and possesses a distinct, dark roasted flavor. Its sweet malty taste is derived from liberal use of seven varieties of specialty malts and a touch of brown sugar. Our Old Monkeyshine Ale is dark in color, beginning with a slight caramel malt overtone and rounded with a relatively dry finish from its English Kent Goldings hops. The hops aroma is mildly subdued and the bitterness is just enough to balance the profile of this beer.

Nimbus Old Monkeyshine Ale is a true premium ale and is priced accordingly. We're so proud of this beer for its body, taste, alcohol content and drinking enjoyment, it may just become our signature beer. Be warned: its wonderful malty sweetness camouflages the 8.2% alcohol by volume content. It's a winner!

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Pours deep dark garnet-brown with a significant creamy tan head

Aroma is light, malty and yeasty notes primarily.

Flavor is an amazing roasty toasty alcohol fueled mess. Sweetness is highly notable, perfectly balanced to the hoppy/roasty side. A little spice from the Goldings. Not terrifically complex, but a masterfully done biggish beer.

Body is robust, approaching the imperial stout range.

Far bigger beer than most browns, bordering on the imperial stout realm... not as black and balanced a little dryer. I'm kicking myself that I bypassed this one as often as I have in the past... damn good beer at an excellent price point.

ryannosaurus, Aug 27, 2014
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Nimbus Old Monkeyshine from Nimbus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.